The project aims to support tourism SMEs (accommodation, tour operators, travel intermediaries) to implement sustainability in their businesses. Overall, the project aims to establish a EU wide business sustainability knowledge learning and training system to support European tourism SMEs throughout the supply chain in their move towards sustainable consumption and production.
The main activities are:
- Throughout the project, a sustainable tourism network will be established and strenghtened including HEIs, training providers, SMEs and other tourism stakeholders.
- An inventory of tourism sustainability policies and strategies, players and stakeholders as well as training systems emphasizing on sustainble tourism in Europe will be created.
- A training and expert system to gain know-how on sustainable tourism issues will be developed and provided to the SME on the Tourism2030 platform.
- 70 SMEs will be selected to participate in a knowledge building and development process that improves their sustainability knowledge and leads to sustainability implementation (through certification), better market access and promotion for their businesses.
The ETGG 2030 projects brings together expert knowledge of higher education institutions, chambers of commerce, tourism organisations and NGOs establishing an ICT-based cluster approach for the development and transfer of innovative best practice between the countries, to enable tourism SMEs and supporting organisations in implementing sustainability and in achieving third party certification. Please find more information about the project on the Tourism 2030 Portal.
Project Period: 01/2021 – 06/2023
Consortium Partners: Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (Germany), Ecotrans e.V. (Germany), ÖHV Touristik Service (Austria), Croatian Chamber of Economy (Croatia), Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Pordenone-Udine (Italy), ASSET Basilicata – Azienda Speciale della Camera di commercio della Basilicata (Italy), I.TER (Italy), DMD NT (Bulgaria), Asociatia Judeteana de Turism Sibiu (Romania)
Project Coordination Team: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Wolfgang Strasdas, Karl Reiner, Heike Dickhut (HNEE); Herbert Hamele, Gordon Sillence (Ecotrans)
Funded by: European Commission – Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) within the COSME-Programme